13 Best Hair Gels

Hair gel is one of the most versatile products in your beauty arsenal. Our readers rank their 13 favorite gels

Jeweled Accessories to Jazz Up Your Outfit

Add a bejeweled clutch, hair accessory or shoe to any ensemble for an instant refresh

7 New Ways to Wear Perfume

Layering fragrances may sound complicated, but it's easier than you think. Here are tips on wearing perfume the new way

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

Gifts so gorgeous that we're doing whatever it takes to get on Santa's "nice" list

Thigh-High Slits: The Sexiest Way to Show Some Skin This Fall

Even before the temperatures began to drop, we couldn't escape maxi, midi and tea-length dresses and skirts. Though modest hemlines have made a comeback this year, fall 2014 is all about sultry, strategically placed slits. The fashion statement is a welcome reminder that we don't have to sacrifice sex appeal in our fall wardrobes.   read more

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FYI: Fermented Beauty Products Are the Next Big Thing in Anti-Aging

Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut are probably the last things that come to mind when you think of beautiful skin. But these smelly snacks are packed with probiotics -- anti-inflammatories that help balance your gut and keep pesky skin conditions like acne and dryness at bay.   read more

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15 Best Oil-Control Products

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?   See products

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Hard Candy Founder Launches New Line of Nail Lacquers

Smith & Cult is the latest creation from Dineh Mohajer -- the founder of Hard Candy, one of the most beloved beauty brands of the '90s. The new 30-shade collection, cheekily called Nailed Lacquers, is inspired by Mohajer's "Diary of a Beauty Junkie," the fictional journal of what we imagine to be a grown-up Cher Horowitz.   read more

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Brilliant Ways to Organize Your Nail Polish Collection

Of all the shelf lives of cosmetic products, nail polish sports the longest lifespan. Though experts suggest tossing it two to three years after opening, there's no real reason to throw it out -- it won't grow bacteria like a face wash from junior high might or coagulate like sunscreen from 2005 will. "Nail polish is naturally inhospitable to microorganisms due to the solvents in it," says cosmetic chemist Don Frey. Though it might get goopier over the years, it's not a danger to your health.   read more

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10 Fall Accessories to Complete Any Look

1. Exclusive for Intermix Single Breasted Plaid Coat, $495
I'm mad for plaid in every way. This coat is a great overcoat for white and black staple pieces layered underneath.   read more

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5 Brilliant Contouring Tutorials for Dark Skin

Contouring: It's one of those amazing makeup tricks that can fake the chiseled cheekbones of a supermodel -- provided you know how to do it. With just a few swipes of strategically placed makeup, you can practically redefine your bone structure. It's all about using light to play up your best features and shadow to downplay the ones you're not as fond of. Though the concept is essentially the same no matter your skin tone, women with darker complexions can run the risk of looking muddy. Here, we've rounded up the best contouring tutorials from YouTube with product recommendations for highlighting and lowlighting darker skin tones.   read more

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Orange Crush: 9 Pumpkin Products We Love

Come October, our second favorite thing (behind "Hocus Pocus" on TV 24/7) is the presence of pumpkin.   read more

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11 Eye Serums That Will Convince You to Give Up Eye Cream

Think about your skin care routine for a minute. You have workhorse serums that brighten dark spots and fight wrinkles, and you have fluffy face creams that feel good and moisturize. Right?   read more

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The 4 Crossfit-Inspired Moves Your Workout Is Missing

Like Gwyneth Paltrow, mascara and pixie cuts, Crossfit is a topic that people have feelings about. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that the bodies of elite Crossfitters Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Annie Thorisdotter prove that "strong is the new sexy." The fitness program even has a slew of celebrity fans, like the Jessicas (Alba and Biel).   read more

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